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    Fuel price hike: Karnataka government cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre

    Kalburgi: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday announced the coalition government’s decision to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre. The announcement comes in the wake of political pressure building against Kumaraswamy after Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments reduced fuel prices.

  • Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy meets PM Narendra Modi, seeks Rs 1,199 crore as flood relief

    New Delhi: A high-level delegation from Karnataka led by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday and sought a relief of Rs 1,199 crore for flood-hit seven districts of the state. The delegation also apprised the prime minister of the prevailing drought-like situation in 17 of the total 30 districts in the state. The delegation comprised former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, and ministers HD

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    Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy acquitted in land de-notification case

    Bengaluru: A special Lokayukta court acquitted Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today in a case of alleged illegal de-notification of a government land in 2007, when he headed the JD(S)-BJP coalition government. In his order, judge D B Patil said he did not find any proof to establish Kumaraswamy’s guilt in the case. Kumaraswamy, who now leads a Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government, had filed a petition seeking dismissal of the case contending

  • Karnataka Rains: Minister H D Revanna throws biscuits at flood victims, video goes viral

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister H D Revanna courted a controversy after a video purportedly showing him flinging biscuit packets at flood victims in a relief camp in Hassan district went viral today. Revanna, PWD Minister and brother of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, was seen picking biscuit packets and hurling them at the people sheltered in the relief camp. As the video clip went viral in the social media besides being aired by TV channels, netizens

  • Chief ministers, political leaders pay homage to Karunanidhi

    Chennai: Several chief ministers and political leaders paid tribute to late DMK chief M Karunanidhi at the Rajaji Hall here today. Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and senior party leader Prakash Karat, CPI national secretary D Raja, former chief ministers of Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, Oommen Chandy and Akhilesh Yadav respectively, among other leaders paid homage to

  • Arun Jaitley targets Congress over Karnataka CM H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday targeted the Congress over Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down at a public event, saying the party believed that “only members of one family can rule India” and that others should be pushed to weeping publicly.

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    Uncertainty in Bengaluru

    The stability of the shotgun alliance between the Janta Dal (S) and the Congress Party in Karnataka is already in question. Pressures from within, rather than without, might pull down the H D Kumaraswamy Government sooner than later. Initially, at the time of the ministry making, MLAs belonging to the two parties who failed to get a berth in the ministry were openly on the warpath. A number of disgruntled MLAs belonging

  • No danger to H D Kumaraswamy government: JDS supremo Deve Gowda

    Bengaluru, Amid strains in the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda today said his son and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will present the budget on July 5 and there would be no danger to his government.”Kumaraswamy will present the budget on July 5. There is no anxiety, he will do it. The budget will get passed by July

  • Open rift breaks out between Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah over budget

    Bengaluru: The month-long marriage of compulsion and compromise between the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka seems to heading for troubled times and a possible divorce. At the heart of the matter is a clash between Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his predecessor Siddaramaiah over budget presentation. While Siddaramaiah wanted an interim budget so that his promises made in the previous budget could be implemented, HDK wants to present a

  • Nobody can touch me till at least till Lok Sabha polls; Kumaraswamy

    Bengaluru: As questions over the longevity of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka lingered, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said no one can ‘touch’ him at least till the 2019 Lok Sabha polls are over. “This coalition government will function with stability. I know, no one can touch me for one year. I will be there at least for one year, until the Lok Sabha election is over. Until then, no

  • Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy met Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy to discuss infrastructure

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today met Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and sought his guidance to meet the growing needs of the burgeoning Bengaluru, especially in infrastructure and waste management. During the meeting, Kumaraswamy said he needs Murthy’s help in forming an expert committee to look into the problems related to infrastructure and waste management in the city.

  • Will not put any political pressure on police, says CM

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today told police officials that he would not put any political pressure on them and asked them to put an end to unlawful and illegal activities. He was speaking to police officers led by Director General of Police Neelamani M Raju who had called on him to greet him on behalf of the department on becoming the chief minister.

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    Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy says not with blessing of people, but only with blessing of Rahul Gandhi we’ve come to power

    Bengaluru: In another shocker, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he was at the mercy of Rahul Gandhi and not the people of the State. Addressing irate farmers on the issue of loan waiver here, he said he was helpless as it was Rahul Gandhi who made him sit on the CM’s chair and not the people of Karnataka. Had the people of Karnataka given him a clear majority,

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    Kumaraswamy promises farm loan waiver in 15 days

    Bengaluru: Saving farmers is the priority of his government, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said today, as he promised to honour his commitment to waive farm loans within 15 days and insisted there was “no going back” on it. Kumaraswamy, under attack from the BJP over the alleged delay in fulfilling his pre-poll assurance to the farming community, met representatives of farmers groups and progressive peasants to discuss the

  • Karnataka: Kumaraswamy needs no mercy

    It is a reflection of the gutter level politics that our politicians play that the newly-anointed chief minister of Karnataka, H D Kumaraswamy, has said that he is at the “mercy” of Congress which gave him the coveted position and not indebted to the six crore Kannadigas whose exercise of franchise led him to the post.